Deuteronomy 4.29 “But from there you will seek the Lord your God and you will find Him if you search after Him with all your heart and with all your soul.”

When I was a kiddo, we used to play with Mad Libs… a fun one-page story with blank spots in each sentence. We would fill in the blanks with a noun, verb, adjective, city name, or a person’s name… the choices were endless, and the results were great fun to read aloud.

Let’s do a twist on the Mad Lib theme and fill in the blanks about how we see the Lord. The results most likely won’t result in belly laughs but perhaps instead will remind us of our Creator’s character. Who God is, what He has done in our lives, what He has promised us, how He loves us and how He has created us.

Jesus is my ____________.

When I think of the Holy Spirit, I feel ________________.

Three words I use to describe God when I’m talking to other people: __________, __________, and __________.

Three names I use when praying to the Lord: __________, __________, and __________.

When I am scared, I ___________ and ____________.

My favorite way to praise the Lord is _________________.

My go-to Bible verse when I need to know God is part of my situation: _____________.

My go-to Bible verse when I want to encourage a friend: ________________.

Ask God, “What is one thing You love about me?” ______________________.

May the answers you sense from God be a tremendous blessing to you, strengthening your faith and deepening your love for our Lord and Savior.

~ Ericka

from the week of may 30


James 4.8a “Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”
• We are thankful for our pastors as they lead us in God’s Word Sunday mornings.
• Wow! Someone I have been praying for regularly, that I shared the Lord with visited a church! Thank You Holy Spirit for Your prompting and intercession!
• Praise You, Lord for family and for those who have gone before us.
• Thank You Lord for my mom’s stellar recovery from hip replacement surgery.
• Thank You God for breaking chains in our lives!
• Thank You Lord for Your blessings of healing. You are faithful to hear our prayers and answer them.
• Thankful my daughter’s family is working on not yelling at each other. I am grateful for the time I was able to spend with them last week.
• Such an encouragement to honor and focus on our graduating seniors during church. What a blessing for all.
• Praise God I do not need knee replacement surgery! I might, however, need surgery to mend torn acl and mcl. Prayers for healing and recovery!
• All hail King Jesus!


Psalm 51.10 “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.”
• Prayers of comfort and peace for Eddie and Roy Campbell as they mourn the loss of their daughter, Nita.
  • Prayer for the family and friends of Verna McLaren who passed away on Thursday. May they know God's peace and comfort during this time.
• God of the impossible, our Healer and Hope, in Jesus the Christ You have redeemed this hurting world and are reconciling all things to Yourself, therefore we bring to You broken relationships and seek that by your Holy Spirit that people are convicted regarding sin and of Your righteousness and judgment so that they may repent and turn to You to be saved. We cry out to You to heal marriages, families, and this country. We need YOU, Good Shepherd!
• Praying for safety and protection for all.
• Praying God’s provision and encouragement for W who has had car and health problems preventing her from being at church regularly.
• Lord, please forgive me. Lead me in Your will.
• Pray for our car and for us, M & J.
• Please pray for R who is getting a new pacemaker in June. Pray for his ear cancer to heal, in Jesus’ name, amen!
• Lord, help my brother go through this hard time.
• God, please be with J as she travels this week for work.
• Please pray God’s comfort for the parents and families of those who have lost little ones to Sudden Infant Death. May they be reminded of God’s promise of life eternal with Him.
• Praying comfort and peace for the W’s friend D whose adored wife L passed away. Praying, too, for their friends D and B who are heartbroken from this loss.
• Praying for my sister and that she can get a good job.
• Pray for state athletes in town, for safe travels.
• Prayers for our daughter to find the right career – where God wants her to be – and that she won’t be discouraged.
• Praying today for my neighbors to know the goodness of Jesus.
• Praying for those of us who have a negative vice that we submit to the Lord and ask for strength to choose healthy options for our lives and the lives of those around us.
• Prayers for my son J to find God’s peace in his marriage and with his job.
• Healing prayer for V who is feeling the repercussions of stresses in her life.
• Healing prayer for Verna. Lord, thank You for Your mercy.
• Please join me in praying for my 41-year-old daughter G’s salvation. Come, Jesus, come!
• Please pray for our daughter who is getting a divorce. May there be peace between them and may their daughter be protected under the grace of the Lord.
• Prayer for good health during the summer season.
• Prayers for our son to find a good job!

ELDERS: Doug Bernd, Janet Krieger, Duncan McRayde, Keith Mathews, Shane Merrill, Trinidad Rivera, Jeff Steere, Robin Stuber, and Dennis Whitcher.

DEACONS: Mike Bealer, Jeanne Breeding, Becky Briere, Janet Doty, Loxi Engebretson, Edith Figueroa-Gonzalez, Debra Girard, Larry Handy, Cordy Jennings, Randy & Robbie Johnson, Jean McKitrick, Matt & Sarah Miles, Cindy Peugh, Jean Schiewe, Monte Schilperoort, Cathy Simons, Peggy Steere, Diane Williams, and Kathy Zeigler.
1 Corinthians 15.57 “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

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